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Scribblings: Week 25

Scribblings: Week 25
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Back in the day, when I had a yard and a garden, I spent more hours than I ever spent in a church on my knees. And while no organ might boom, no priest intone, no choir sing, and no stained glass window throw rainbows across the back of a pew, I prayed. I prayed […]

Nat ‘n’ Mom

Nat ‘n’ Mom

The inaugural Jackalope Art & Craft Fair is in a few weeks and we caught up with local artist Meriel Stern who’s collaborated with her son Nat to create products they’ll be selling the weekend of April 25th-26th in Central Park, Pasadena.   Meriel shared with us some details about their creative journey… The Nat’n’Mom […]

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

2015 Showcase House Sneak Peek

Along Oak Knoll Avenue, from San Marino up into Pasadena, fragments may be glimpsed of large homes and mansions—a winding driveway, gables with intricate bargeboards, Corinthian columns, or an arched, carved Mahogany front door with wrought iron door knockers. Speeding past, one may get a whiff, a hint, a flash of vast lawns, fountains, and […]

Rosemary Maple Pork Chops

Rosemary Maple Pork Chops

These pork chops are so simple to make and pack a really great flavor. I loved this dish so much I ate it for lunch and twice for dinner.   Fridge: 4 pork chops, bone in or out, your choice (I used boneless because they were on sale) 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard 3½ tablespoons maple […]

Wine Walk

Wine Walk

Pasadena Playhouse District is indulging our love of wine and offering “Wine Walk” on May 2nd. Swirl. Sip. Stroll. Stop by the Playhouse to pick up the program and receive a souvenir wine glass, then stroll to six different venues—including Red White + Bluezz, Jacob Maarse, and Monopole—for tastings, discounts, and to enjoy live entertainment. […]

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

An Arlington Spring Walking Tour

Step into spring with a walking tour of Arlington Garden led by the Hill Avenue Gardening Club and revel in wildflowers…   Tour of Arlington Garden Saturday, April 11th, 10:30 a.m. Arlington Garden, 275 Arlington Dr. at Pasadena Ave., Pasadena For details, call 1.626.744.7264 CityofPasadena.net   In February, Mayor Bogaard and Councilmember Steve Madison led […]

Rosita’s Hands

Rosita’s Hands

Rosita’s Hands by Thelma T. Reyna   Rosita’s hands soaked in the early morning suds, the scalding pinking her skin as she swooshed and swirled the scouring pad and scrubbed pans until they sparkled. Then her prune0skin hands wiped baby’s face, peach oatmeal sticking on Allegra’s chin and rosebud mouth, dangling like mushy earrings on […]

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

The Nature of Sculpture: Art in the Garden

Over 80 artists have roamed the grounds of the Arboretum looking, searching, waiting for that feeling, that moment of “aha,” finding the spot that speaks to them and ignited their creative energy. Having found “their” spot, these artists have used clay, metal, and mixed media to create pieces representing, says curator Patricia Ferber, the “harmony […]

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

The Making of Salt, S(e)a & Smoke

How does one balance “creative ambition” with “professional comittment”? Pasadena resident, music producer, co-owner of London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington, songwriter, and musician Eric Lilavois writes… Understanding a project as it stands, those are the primary colors. Helping an artist fully realize the vision and not be afraid to take the back roads and […]

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Energy Unmatched: Quattrosound

Rachel Worby, Muse/Ique‘s founder and conductor, states that Quattrosound’s “energy is unmatched.” At the 14th Annual Latin Grammy’s, Quattrosound was nominated for Best New Artist. The ensemble blends Latin pop, jazz, and classical, what the group calls “popzzical,” which is also the name of its debut album. Quattrosound, writes Worby, “share(s) our passion to rethink rules […]

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